Tattoos of Maori will face a full design, because the head is considered the most sacred part of the body. Maori tattoo is a very important ritual which will include music, singing and fasting. Tattoos are more often women than men and usually they will be tattooed on the lip, chin or shoulders.
For Maori, every pattern of their tattoo is a symbol of personal identification showing their rank, status and lineage. If you are interested in the type of tattoo, you may not copy their designs. If you want to have a Maori design style, you have to find a tattoo artist who has experience with the types of tattoos and she can design one for you who do not have a symbolic meaning that is sacred to the Maori.
Today is a popular location for Maori tattoo was the arms, shoulders and upper arms, legs, buttocks once in a while, behind, and lower back for women. However, some people choose to have a Maori design on his chin and face.
Executive summary about Maori Tattoos by Rick Reynolds